[ noun ] the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
"it is held in esteem" "a man who has earned high regard"
Used in print(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)
In Berlin he published his views of the chemical laws_of_nature in German and this was issued in French translation ( Paris , 1813 ) under the title Recherches_sur_l_'_identite_des_forces_chimiques_et_electriques , a work held in very high esteem by the new generation of research chemists .(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)
William_Wimsatt and Cleanth_Brooks , it seems to me , have a penetrating insight into the way in_which this control is effected : `` For if we say poetry is to talk of beauty and love ( and yet not aim at exciting erotic emotion or even an emotion of Platonic esteem ) and if it is to talk of anger and murder ( and yet not aim at arousing anger and indignation ) - then it may be that the poetic way of dealing with these emotions will not be any kind of intensification , compounding , or magnification , or any direct assault upon the affections at_all .
[ verb ] regard highly; think much of
"I respect his judgement" "We prize his creativity"
Used in print(Idwal Jones, "Santa Cruz Run"...)
Their ham butts , cured in oak-log smoke , were also esteemed when roasted or boiled , and served with this original sauce .
[ verb ] attribute to a source or cause
"We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"